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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 1, 2011 5:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

Summertime has done and gone....already. That whizzed by. I have four movies on the docket. All available on Instant N/f or possibly online. And here we go.

The Violin ('05)- "El Violin" is a simple yet masterful story captured in b&w and it is art presenting itself as film. The cinematography is crystal clear and beautiful to behold. The nightly campfire scenes w/smoke sinuously weaving through the air refracting light is a vision of beauty. El Violin is an age old story of indians fighting guerrilla style from abject poverty against the colossal power of a government's military. A battle that seemingly never ends on the other side of our southern border. Yet, the war is captured poetically in a style that sears one's heart and soul. Three generations of a family; a grandfather, his son and grandson are musicians. They must move weapons to survive and fight for their own life and land.
I wish I could attribute the review, but N/f has gutted the online community there, even removing handles from reviews.
Lastly, this Mexican film has one of the most unusual leads I've seen in a movie in a long time, and not revealed to about halfway into the film. I still see images of this film and think about it months later.

Lila Says ('05) This French film takes place in modern day Marseille and would probably have been banned in many countries a generation or two ago. The reasons may seem obvious, but this film kept us on our toes and led us to places that were completely unexpected. The two leads are beautiful young people (we just wanted to watch them do...anything, brush their teeth, read a book, ect.), whose bond crosses several boundaries. The colors are rich, cinematography is spot on. You can almost feel the Mediterranean sun. This is not a teenage skin romp, but something much deeper, and consequently will take a piece of your heart.

Winter's Bone ('10) I was crowing about this last winter, but now it's on Instant. Jennifer Lawrence is the lead here and she is a young actress to watch. A story about 17 year old Rhee (J.L.) who lives a desperately poor life in the southern Ozark Mountains, caring for her disabled mother and two younger siblings. Her father, a meth dealer/maker, has jumped bond after putting the family's land and house up (all they have). She has one week to find him before the court date. There is not one false note or any fat in this film. Another N/f snippet,
A superb movie. This is one of those rare films that is a virtual journey into a location few would ever see otherwise. Seemingly no detail is overlooked: the clothing is dirty, the blinds are broken, the siding is unfinished; couple this with a compelling story, realistic dialog and understated acting and you have a convincing glimpse into a side of America few are familiar with.

Pharaoh's Army ('95) 1862 along the southern Kentucky border. A small Union detachment on a foraging mission come upon a women and her son on the small farm. When one of the Union soldiers accidentally hurts himself, the captain decides to stay for a few days while the soldier heals. Last H/f snippet,
The acting is superb and the story is great. You don't have to have an interest in the Civil War to enjoy this movie, which is based on a true story, but it will give the viewer a feel for how the war affected the lives of non-combatants caught on the fringes of the war in a region of the country where members of the same family often chose different sides in the conflict.
And Patricia Clarkson rocks.

Enjoy.

So any recs out there?

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Sep 1, 2011 7:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

The Beaver

Jodi Foster directed, Mel Gibson delivers a stunning performance on a subject matter that touches many lives, depression.

Peep World

Hilarious take on dysfunctional family life.

The Lincoln Lawyer

Matthew McConaughey delivers a solid performance.



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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 1, 2011 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

what about Scarface!!!!

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Sep 1, 2011 7:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

Be on the Lookout. Regal cinemas is showing Scarface at their theatres on a one night only basis. Not sure the date but it was advertised at my local theatre

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Poster: user unknown Date: Sep 1, 2011 3:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

The Hollywood Knights

Thunder Road

Clash Of The Titans(1981)

Enter The Dragon

Madagascar

The California Kid

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 1, 2011 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

I'm definitely in the shallow end of the pool - I've got

Limitless with Bradley Cooper & DeNiro - supposed to be fun

Trollhunter - Norwegian "found footage" film a la Blair Witch

Also a friend loaned us all three of the Swedish "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" movies, and I'm a bit eager to watch them, but it seems like a big commitment.

There's also a bunch of stuff currently playing, though if I were to make it to a theater this weekend I would probably see "Attack The Block."

This is if I can even pull my head out of the Europe 72 box ...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 3, 2011 5:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

After watching the whole trilogy of Lisbeth Salander (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
) I was left a bit wanting for more depth and polish. The first movie is the best. However, it has one of the most brutal and graphic rape scenes I have ever seen in a movie. It's in context and isn't gratuitous, but it's the very essence of nightmares. I do not rec these films. And what is it w/ Scandinavian films? Yikes. (But I keep on watching them so there must be something....)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 1, 2011 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

>This is if I can even pull my head out of the Europe 72 box ...

I fear this Europe '72 thing having a bad effect on family life, among the "I need more shows" crowd.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 1, 2011 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

So I probably should have ordered one huh?

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Sep 1, 2011 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

au contraire! Last night we sat around the big box and i pulled out the shows and the family tried to guess where the show was based on the cover. The Eurobox is bringing my family together, not tearing it apart. I guess that will be the case until I start playing the music night and day....

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Poster: wineland Date: Sep 1, 2011 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

Sounds just like a scene from a Norman Rockwell painting.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 1, 2011 11:39am
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Seriously! My family is not. like. this.

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Poster: wineland Date: Sep 1, 2011 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

My family would humor me and play along. But underneath it all they would be there to find out what I spent the money on instead of buying the flatscreen tv instead of going to the well of 6 shoeboxes of cd's I'd burned without listening to any of them.

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Poster: wineland Date: Sep 1, 2011 10:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

Mrs. Wine and I just saw The King's Speech and we thought it was wonderful.

For some reason The Big Lebowski first came to mind.

The Dude: It's like what Lenin said... you look for the person who will benefit, and, uh, uh...
Donny: I am the walrus.
The Dude: You know what I'm trying to say...
Donny: I am the walrus.
Walter Sobchak: That fvcking b!tch...
The Dude: Oh yeah!
Donny: I am the walrus.
Walter Sobchak: Shut the fvck up, Donny! V.I. Lenin. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov!
Donny: What the fvck is he talking about, Dude?

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Poster: Reade Date: Sep 1, 2011 3:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

"Picnic," with William Holden.

This movie is to Labor Day as "Scrooge" is to Christmas.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Picnic_(1955_film)

EDIT: Link

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 3, 2011 5:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

Picnic is a great film and made Kim Novak's career. And what a lovely career indeed. Excellent pick.

Hey, Reade. I lost my movie buddy this summer. Her family life requires more of her time. We would crow to each other about a few films each month, watch the others recs, and agree/disagree, ect.. Let me know if you are interested. :-)



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Poster: Reade Date: Sep 5, 2011 4:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

You state the case for WB perfectly. Great movie.

I loved how the director went down there and attended church services and such, spent time in the community, and ended up casting several local non-actors.

I don't know why this doesn't happen more often when it comes to depicting place and setting. I guess some budgets are just too dang big to mess with that stuff.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 5, 2011 4:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

Thank-you, and I agree that something smells in the state of American film. I probably watch 2 to 3 foreign films for every American one. One category I think we still excel at is documentary films. I'm not talking political docs which are almost always awful. This one I found very interesting.

http://tinyurl.com/3t8q2fw

And I just saw this again. A must.

http://tinyurl.com/432vfry

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 1, 2011 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

I'll be in the shallow end of the pool with:

Enemy At The Gates - guns, snipers, Rachel Wiesz's bare butt....what else is needed?

The Road - gotta keep the Doomer focus.

Amish Grace - made for TV but pretty powerful.

Will also finish reading "Black Elk Speaks" by John Neihardt.

And then we have our annual "Take Back The Beach" party the Tuesday after Labor Day after all the damn tourists have gone back to NY, CT, NJ and PA.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 1, 2011 9:56am
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Hey MJ--you should defn check out "The Hill" if access isn't an issue (sometimes hard to find)...defn worth the effort; one of the top ten prison/war movies ever.

Not for family fun, per se though.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 3, 2011 5:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

The first two are outstanding movies. The Road clearly above Enemy.
I loved Ed Harris' character in Enemy. How they portrayed the Soviet 'system/army/society' was, ah, rosy. But then again, I'm one of those vicious anti-Communists.
I couldn't get through Amish Grace. Too painful.
I'd ask you to be a movie buddy, but you seem to have a full plate already. Maybe I'm wrong?

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 13, 2011 7:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

What's a movie buddy?

Seriously, I have never heard that. I am such a cinematic Philistine....

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 13, 2011 8:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

It's a term that my wife's friend came up with. She was my 'movie buddy' until her fourth child came along and now is not watching any films for a while for the obvious reasons. We both watched 10ish films, docs, shorts a month. Our lists were not congruent, but maybe we had previously seen it or are spurred on to watch it by a rec, which often happened and was very cool. Debate was always in play. I have found, since N/f destroyed their forum community (the last step was to take away our handles to destroy any individuality or flavor), that most film forums are way over my head (IA) or are a bit on the lighter side. It's hard to find something (which I consider) in the middle.

You are a cinematic Philistine? I don't know Mando. We like what we like and there 'aint nothing wrong with the so named, 'shallow end of the pool'.

Hey, did you get a new dog?

I hope everything is good in Mando land.

E- I forget to add this. The Road and Enemy are the shallow end? The first is an All-Timer and the second is a damn good film. Though I hated the air-brushing of the Soviets. It seems only those that have lived under Communism have made good films regarding that putrid system.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 1, 2011 9:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

>"Take Back The Beach" party the Tuesday after Labor Day after all the damn tourists have gone back to NY, CT, NJ and PA.

Hmmmppphhh.
(said the tourist)

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 1, 2011 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

"Hmmmppphhh.
(said the tourist)"

Note that I said "....the damn tourists...."

You would be in the category of "welcome tourists". There just aren't that many of them, but I'm certain you would be at the top of the list.

Heck, we'd even tell you where the really good places to eat are.

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Poster: hseamons Date: Sep 1, 2011 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

Here are my recs for the top 294 most relevant films of all time:

TRON: Legacy 2010
I'm Still Here 2010
Kick-Ass 2010
Fantastic Mr.Fox 2009
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans 2009
Inglourious Basterds 2009
District 9 2009
Che: Part Two 2008
Che: Part One 2008
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson 2008
No Country for Old Men 2007
Encounters at the End of the World 2007
Inland Empire 2006
Half Nelson 2006
The Wild Blue Yonder 2005
Weeds*** 2005
No Direction Home: Bob Dylan* 2005
Grizzly Man 2005
The White Diamond 2004
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou 2004
I Heart Huckabees 2004
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 2004
Napoleon Dynamite 2004
Coffee and Cigarettes 2003
Bob Marley: The Legend Live** 2003
Wheel of Time 2003
Lost in Translation 2003
Led Zeppelin DVD** 2003
Da Ali G Show*** 2003
City of God 2002
Bowling for Columbine 2002
Winged Migration 2001
The Royal Tenenbaums 2001
Mulholland Dr. 2001
A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001
Jazz* 2001
Traffic 2000
Best in Show 2000
The Virgin Suicides 1999
Eyes Wide Shut 1999
American Movie 1999
The Thin Red Line 1998
Rushmore 1998
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998
The Big Lebowski 1998
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997
Lost Highway 1997
Microcosmos 1996
Waiting for Guffman 1996
Dead Man 1995
Heat 1995
The Beatles Anthology* 1995
Braveheart 1995
Three Colors: Red 1994
Pulp Fiction 1994
Schindler's List 1993
Menace II Society 1993
Groundhog Day 1993
Lessons of Darkness 1992
Baraka 1992
Dracula 1992
Unforgiven 1992
Reservoir Dogs 1992
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse 1991
Black Robe 1991
Fishing with John*** 1991
Edward Scissorhands 1990
Dances with Wolves 1990
Goodfellas 1990
Dreams 1990
Wild at Heart 1990
Twin Peaks*** 1990
Glory 1989
Mystery Train 1989
Roger & Me 1989
Batman 1989
For All Mankind 1989
Rain Man 1988
Imagine: John Lennon 1988
The Last Temptation of Christ 1988
Cobra Verde 1987
The Last Emperor 1987
Barfly 1987
The Princess Bride 1987
Full Metal Jacket 1987
The Mission 1986
The Color of Money 1986
Blue Velvet 1986
Stand by Me 1986
Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986
Ran 1985
Back to the Future 1985
The Breakfast Club 1985
Paris, Texas 1984
Stranger Than Paradise 1984
Ghost Busters 1984
Stop Making Sense 1984
This Is Spinal Tap 1984
Scarface 1983
A Christmas Story 1983
The Right Stuff 1983
Never Cry Wolf 1983
The Adventures of Bob & Doug McKenzie: Strange Brew 1983
Risky Business 1983
Return of the Jedi 1983
Fanny and Alexander 1982
Gandhi 1982
Fitzcarraldo 1982
Burden of Dreams 1982
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982
Pink Floyd: The Wall 1982
TRON 1982
Blade Runner 1982
E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial 1982
Conan the Barbarian 1982
Koyaanisqatsi 1982
The Road Warrior 1981
Das Boot 1981
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981
Raging Bull 1980
The Elephant Man 1980
Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe 1980
Kagemusha 1980
Cosmos* 1980
Airplane! 1980
The Shining 1980
The Empire Strikes Back 1980
Mad Max 1979
Apocalypse Now 1979
Alien 1979
The Deer Hunter 1978
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977
La Soufrière 1977
The Grateful Dead Movie 1977
Star Wars 1977
Eraserhead 1977
Stroszek 1977
The Song Remains the Same 1976
The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie 1976
Taxi Driver 1976
Dersu Uzala 1975
Barry Lyndon 1975
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975
Jaws 1975
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser 1974
The Great Ecstasy of the Woodcarver Steiner 1974
The Godfather: Part II 1974
A Woman Under the Influence 1974
Chinatown 1974
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 1973
Serpico 1973
The Holy Mountain 1973
Mean Streets 1973
Enter the Dragon 1973
American Graffiti 1973
The World at War* 1973
Aguirre: The Wrath of God 1972
Echoes: Pink Floyd 1972
Cries and Whispers 1972
Solaris 1972
The Godfather 1972
Rainbow Bridge 1972
Land of Silence and Darkness 1971
A Clockwork Orange 1971
Fata Morgana 1971
The Last Picture Show 1971
Two-Lane Blacktop 1971
Walkabout 1971
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory 1971
THX 1138 1971
El Topo 1970
Gimme Shelter 1970
Even Dwarfs Started Small 1970
Five Easy Pieces 1970
Woodstock 1970
Zabriskie Point 1970
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969
My Night at Maud's 1969
Fellini Satyricon 1969
Easy Rider 1969
Midnight Cowboy 1969
The Color of Pomegranates 1968
Monterey Pop 1968
Faces 1968
Signs of Life 1968
The Red and the White 1968
Rosemary's Baby 1968
Hour of the Wolf 1968
2001: A Space Odyssey 1968
Belle de Jour 1967
The Graduate 1967
Cool Hand Luke 1967
Le Samouraï 1967
Don’t Look Back 1967
Andrei Rublev 1966
Au Hasard Balthazar 1966
Daisies 1966
Persona 1966
Blow-Up 1966
Masculin Féminin 1966
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966
Alphaville 1965
Repulsion 1965
Red Beard 1965
Poor Little Rich Girl 1965
The Gospel According to St. Matthew 1964
Onibaba 1964
Zorba the Greek 1964
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 1964
Dr. Strangelove 1964
The Silence 1963
High and Low 1963
8½ 1963
Winter Light 1963
Knife in the Water 1962
My Life to Live 1962
L'Eclisse 1962
Lawrence of Arabia 1962
Lolita 1962
The Hustler 1961
Yojimbo 1961
La Dolce Vita 1960
L'Avventura 1960
Breathless 1960
The Virgin Spring 1960
Spartacus 1960
Psycho 1960
The Apartment 1960
The 400 Blows 1959
Shadows 1959
North by Northwest 1959
The World of Apu 1959
The Blob 1958
Vertigo 1958
The Hidden Fortress 1958
Wild Strawberries 1957
The Seventh Seal 1957
Paths of Glory 1957
Throne of Blood 1957
The Searchers 1956
Aparajito 1956
Smiles of a Summer Night 1955
Pather Panchali 1955
The Night of the Hunter 1955
Rear Window 1954
On the Waterfront 1954
Seven Samurai 1954
Tokyo Story 1953
Ikiru 1952
A Christmas Carol 1951
The Day the Earth Stood Still 1951
Alice in Wonderland 1951
Rashomon 1950
Sunset Blvd. 1950
Stray Dog 1949
Bicycle Thieves 1948
Drunken Angel 1948
Rope 1948
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 1948
Beauty and the Beast 1946
Casablanca 1942
Citizen Kane 1941
Fantasia 1940
Pinocchio 1940
The Wizard of Oz 1939
Alexander Nevsky 1938
Modern Times 1936
Bride of Frankenstein 1935
Triumph of the Will 1935
It Happened One Night 1934
The Seahorse 1934
Duck Soup 1933
King Kong 1933
Horse Feathers 1932
Frankenstein 1931
City Lights 1931
M 1931
Living Russia, or The Man with a Camera 1929
Un Chien Andalou 1929
The Passion of Joan of Arc 1928
October (Ten Days that Shook the World) 1928
The Circus 1928
Metropolis 1927
Napoleon 1927
The General 1926
Battleship Potemkin 1925
The Gold Rush 1925
Kinoglaz 1924
Nosferatu 1922
Nanook of the North 1922
The Kid 1921
The Birth of a Nation 1915
A Trip to the Moon 1902


*TV Documentary
**Concert Video
***TV Show





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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 1, 2011 10:31pm
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Clearly you need more shows. You have missed (I think, in backwards-time order): Slumdog Millionaire, The Edukators, Salaam Bombay, Return of the Secaucus Seven (toss in Matewan and Lianna in the relevance category), Tootsie, My Dinner With Andre, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Harold and Maud, It’s a Wonderful Life … pretty low on the 30s screwball comedies … Bringing Up Baby, You Can’t Take it With You, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, My Man Godfrey are all "relevant." (You might not think it about Bringing Up Baby, but Cary Grant puts on a dress in it and says he’s gay … and yup, he uses that word! In 1938!)

TV documentaries get on the list but no Ken Burns’ Civil War?

And good heavens. A “Most Relevant” list without a single film starring quite possibly the world’s biggest film star, Amitabh Bachchan? No “Sholay”?!? Catch up on your Bollywood, yaar. Millions of kids acted out these scenes in thousands of villages across multiple countries for years … here, our hero (Amitabh, as a Butch Cassidy type) is caught by the evil villain Gabar Singh (has anyone ever smirked better?), so our feisty heroine must try to save him with a dance! Even over broken glass! It’s the Magnificent Seven, Good the Bad and the Ugly, and Butch Cassidy with music and dancing.

Lyrics are basically “as long as I have life, I will dance, love never dies, it doesn’t fear death, if my anklet breaks it’s nothing, if my leg is wounded it’s nothing, I will dance …”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0wwL3AelO0&;feature=relmfu

Oh, and I did NOT see the Sound of Music on your list ... !!!!!



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Poster: snori Date: Sep 1, 2011 1:05pm
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Thank you. There have been times when I've thought no-one else had even heard of 'El Topo', let alone seen it.

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Sep 1, 2011 2:10pm
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Thanks for the reminder. That's one intense, thick flick. I have a DVD that Abkco put out. I haven't seen it in a while. Might be just the thing for another hot day that feels like 100 (38 C).

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Poster: hseamons Date: Sep 1, 2011 2:40pm
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I somehow feel that the Dead's cowboy dress style and music in 1970 was influenced by El Topo..........................

I kept thinking that the main character looked like Jerry at this time.




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Poster: wineland Date: Sep 1, 2011 11:28am
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I'll second The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Terrific stop motion animation. Good for people with or without kids. Nice soundtrack too.

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Poster: chris in long beach Date: Sep 2, 2011 1:08pm
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I don't see any "women in prison" movies on your list, so shame on you for not including Black Mama, White Mama. :)

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 1, 2011 1:23pm
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What????

No Shane?

A little too recent in its bias, methinks...

294 just can't all be relevant.

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Poster: reviewr Date: Sep 2, 2011 8:56pm
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You put a nice spin on "Winters Bone". I agree with all you said, BUT... I just didn't like it so much.

Edit: Kind of reminds me of my inlaws in Wisconsin.

I'm going to watch "Toy Story 3" - I'm always late on these things.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 3, 2011 4:58am
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Did you like J. Lawrence performance in WB?

Don't feel too late to the game, I haven't seen Toy Story 3 yet either.

Ya know, I lost my movie buddy this summer. Her family life requires more of her time. We would crow to each other about a few films each month, watch the others recs, and agree/disagree, ect.. Think about it if you reviewr other things then GD shows. :-)

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Poster: reviewr Date: Sep 3, 2011 11:47am
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I did like her performance. Everyone did a real good job. I think it was a well made movie, but I just didn't enjoy it much for some reason.

I saw a Frontline episode not long ago about meth usage in that part of the country (Missouri, Arkansas), and I'm familiar with rural life in Wisconsin. I think Winters Bone is very realistic and an interesting insight into the way many people live.

Have you seen the movie Bad Santa? I watched it a couple of weeks ago because my son said it was funny. I think it might be the worse movie ever made. I was actually angry at it for wasting my time.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 3, 2011 2:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

No, on the Bad Santa. I can easily understand your pov on WB. I saw the same F/l on Meth. Bad Voodoo. Remember the part where the police execute a raid and (little) children are playing near the 'cooking'? For an American film in '10 WB was a really good film. When a director can develop character or plot line w/out a music video, but w/ silence and intelligence, 'tis a rare thing. You had to like the Big Man when he showed up for his 2'. The Bull! Maybe an 8 out of 10.
I just watched Queen to Play. Good flick, esp. if you like French and chess.

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Poster: snori Date: Sep 1, 2011 8:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Labor Day Movie Recs/ What's Yours?

Grapes of Wrath ?

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